A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used.
It takes a certain maturity of mind to accept that nature works as steadily in rust as in rose petals.
If I had my life to live over… I’d dare to make more mistakes next time.
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
It is never about how good your voice is; it is only about feeling the urge to sing, and then having the courage to do it with the voice you are given.
We live in a world of theophanies. Holiness comes wrapped in the ordinary. There are burning bushes all around you. Every tree is full of angels. Hidden beauty is waiting in every crumb. Life wants to lead you from crumbs to angels, but this can happen only if you are willing to unwrap the ordinary by staying with it long enough to harvest its treasure.
We can’t survive without enchantment. … The loss of it is killing us.
Don’t water your weeds.
You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.
Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another.